The effects of public health campaigns
Public health campaigns highlighting the dangers of smoking cigarettes may be the cause of decreased interest.
Cigarettes have become harder for young people to buy in more recent years.
Regular e-cigarette use was 6% in 2018.
In 1996 49% of pupils have ever smoked tobacco, and 19% in 2016.
NHS Digital compiled that statistics that started in the 1980s.
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